Forty years ago, France launched the Fête de la Musique, a national holiday to celebrate music, open to everyone who wants to perform, with thousands of free concerts on streets and parks nationwide. Inspired by France’s example, people around the world now celebrate their own “Make Music Day” on June 21, in dozens of countries and 105 U.S. cities.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, a string quartet of ASO musicians performs works by French composers Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Germaine Tailleferre at the Flagpole Plaza on Liberty Island at 11:30am and 2:30pm presented by Make Music New York and the Make Music Alliance.
The ASO’s Chamber Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.